Sep 1, 2023 - Things to Do

Labor Day weekend events in Nashville

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Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the grand finale of summertime fun, and with sunny skies in our forecast, we should have plenty of ways to celebrate.

  • Here are some options as you fill out your schedule.

ğŸŽ­ Summer Shakespeare is kicking off with a free outdoor production of "Much Ado About Nothing" set in 1973. Groovy! Shows take place at the oneCITY development.

  • Performances run Thursday-Sunday through Sept. 24. There will also be a special performance Monday for Labor Day.
  • Gates open at 5:15pm; the play starts at 7pm. Check out the full schedule for more details.

🦋 Spend your Saturday morning looking for butterflies at Warner Park Nature Center.

  • Channel your inner Jane Austen heroine and stroll through flowery meadows at the Butterflies and Blossoms event 9-11am.

🍊 The Tennessee Volunteers are coming to Music City. The team will open its season at Nissan Stadium on Saturday when it takes on the Virginia Cavaliers.

🗳️ Vote early Friday or Saturday. Seven libraries are doubling as early voting sites, so remember to bring your library card and check out one last summer beach read.

  • As of Thursday night, 30,557 Nashvillians have cast their ballot for mayor and the Metro Council.

🚘 If you're hitting the road, Axios' Carly Mallenbaum has some holiday travel tips.

  • Higher than normal traffic volumes are expected Friday, according to INRIX, a global provider of transportation data and insights that works with AAA to find the best and worst car travel times.
  • The best times to drive without delay are (very) early in the morning or in the evening.
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